In partnership with the NFL in the UK


All-time Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning box score - 6 takeaways

Published Add your comment

Football News

With the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos having progressed to the AFC Championship game in this year's playoffs, Sunday will see the latest instalment of the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.

What's more, with Manning looking increasingly likely to call time on his career after the 2015 season, this, their 17th meeting, could prove to be the last.


With that in mind, Sports Illustrated have compiled the data from each and every one of the duo's 16 prior meetings into one giant box score. And it makes for interesting reading.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

To see the full breakdown of the rivalry - which is stacked in Brady's favor at 11-5 right now - check out SI's article. Here, though, are some of the most interesting takeaways:

- Brady has a better completion percentage (66.37%, 367/553 vs Manning's 62.5%, 410/657) but Peyton has thrown for almost 800 more yards (4,809 to 4013) and two more touchdowns (33 to 31).

- The ongoing Brady vs Manning score stands at 479–392 to the Patriots quarterback.

- Tom Brady interceptions: 13  Peyton Manning interceptions: 22

- Troy Brown (32 receptions for 368 yards and two TDs) is Brady's favorite receiver down the years. For Manning, it is his trusty target at the Colts, Reggie Wayne (57 catches, 763 yards, five TDs).

- Neither of the future Hall of Famers is known for their running ability, yet both have three rushing TDs to their name. Manning, though, has a better YPC with 78 yards on 26 attempts - Brady has 42 yards on 46 rushes.

- Despite Manning trailing 5-11 overall, it is a lot more even when it comes to postseason football where the pair are tied at 2-2. The Broncos QB does lead his Patriots counterpart 2-1 in AFC Championship games, however.


With an 87 point deficit to make up, Peyton Manning will still trail Brady in the overall score regardless of what happens on Sunday.

If he is able to lead Denver past New England and to Super Bowl 50, however, he will be able to leave (potentially for good) this rivalry with the last laugh.

NFL fans: Brady or Manning, who has been better throughout their careers? Have your say in the comments below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
Tom Brady
New England Patriots

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again